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Donation Request Policy

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium receives numerous requests each year for donations. Though we would love fill all of the requests we receive, we are unable to do so. In order for your request to be considered you must meet the following:

  • Requesting organization must be 501(c)(3).                                    
  • Requests must be submitted on organization's letterhead and accompanied by the organization's IRS tax determination letter.                                               
  • Request can be mailed or faxed, but not emailed.                                    
  • No third-party requests will be approved.                                                 
  • Requests must be received three weeks in advance of need.                                             
  • An organization will be approved for only one request per year.                                          
  • Tickets not utilized by expiration date cannot be reissued and will become void after expiration date.
  • Requests from PTO, PTA or for school fundraisers cannot be considered due to volume received.

Requests should be mailed to:

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Donation Request
PO Box 400
Powell, OH 43065
(614) 645-3465 FAX